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A screenshot of the New York Attorney General's report on nursing homes
A screenshot of the New York Attorney General's report on nursing homes

For the first time, the New York State Health Department has released data showing that nearly 15,000 nursing home residents and others living at adult long-term care facilities died of COVID-19. The data was released following a court order demanding its disclosure.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking April 14, 2020.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to blame what he says is an “ongoing political attack” for the controversy over the number of nursing home deaths in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic, that led to a critical report by the state’s attorney general.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking March 25, 2020.
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The hospitalization rate in New York due to COVID-19 has steadily dropped in recent weeks, according to state data, with two consecutive days of significant declines Wednesday and Thursday.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking April 15, 2020.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo intensified restrictions in several parts of New York Monday due to the climbing rate of the coronavirus. The Democrat delivered a stern warning to New Yorkers who might be tempted to break the rules during the holiday season, saying careless behavior will lead to more deaths.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking April 23, 2020.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s immediately taking steps to control several cluster outbreaks of COVID-19 in portions of New York, including installing rapid testing machines at virus hot spots.

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A new poll finds New Yorkers are not optimistic about the fall, with the overwhelming majority saying they expect another COVID-19 outbreak in the coming months.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says gyms in New York can reopen as early as August 24, but must operate at one third of their regular capacity.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking April 23, 2020.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo says 10 states have been added to New York’s quarantine list and four bars have been ordered closed, in an attempt to keep the coronavirus from spreading again in the state.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking July 20, 2020.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo is threatening to shut down bars and restaurants in New York if the establishments and local authorities don’t crack down on violations that Cuomo says could spread COVID-19. 

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The New York State Education Department has released guidance on potentially reopening schools in the fall during the pandemic. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is imposing new rules on bars and restaurants across New York and limiting the sale of alcohol in some cases, in hopes of preventing the spread of COVID-19. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at his briefing May 5, 2020.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is tightening quarantine orders for out-of-state travelers with high rates of COVID-19. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking March 25, 2020.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo says shopping malls will be allowed to open in New York beginning July 10, if they meet certain conditions. At the same time, the governor says any remaining county fairs still planned for this year are canceled, citing ongoing concerns about the coronavirus.  

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The Albany County Health Department says two restaurants have been temporarily closed after employees tested positive for COVID-19.